"A detailed and thoughtful analysis....Strong and well-argued..." Foreign Affairs
An overview of security relations in the Asia-Pacific arguing for a strategy that promises to achieve greater regional stability. It finds that current approaches by policy-makers increase the likelihood of conflict. Instead, it proposes that a strategy of 'convergent security' be adopted to build an enduring regional security framework. A concise survey of key approaches to international relations, the book also includes extensive historical and contemporary empirical discussion. This authoritative and broad-ranging survey is designed for a wide body of analysts and students of Asian politics and strategy.